Week 3

12 02 2009

Theme of the week: Making Adjustments 

You may not be able to stick to the training schedule every week. Sometimes things come up – work, school, girlfriends, boyfriends, whatever.  The point is you have to be able to adapt your training to fit your lifestyle.  

For example: I had a full weekend off with basically nothing to do.  Normally I take weekends off from training in the beginning stages, but I knew I had a busy week coming up.  So on Saturday I decided to do a 1/2 mile swim, 4 mile run and on Sunday 12 miles on the bike.  I took Monday off, did a normal strength training workout (shoulders & arms) on Tuesday and combined the swim and bike on Wednesday.  Today is strength training (chest & back) and tomorrow will be a 4-5 mile run. The break down looks like this: 

  • Monday: OFF
  • Tuesday: Shoulders & Arms
  • Wednesday: 1/2 mile swim (30 lengths, 15 laps), 10 mile bike (2 hour break in between)
  • Thursday: Chest & Back
  • Friday: 4-5 mile run 
  • Saturday: 12 mile bike 
  • Sunday: OFF

Basically the only adjustment I made was combining Monday’s workout with Wednesday’s and adding an extra bike day on Saturday. Good luck. 

“Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.”

For more help: Beginner Swimmers

 


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12 02 2009
mike

I will add your blog to my list. Keep up the nice work if you need any help with training etc let me know

mike

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